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    To optimise and enhance the quality of life for Lower Sunbury residents by all appropriate means Read More
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    Sunbury As It Was

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Welcome to the LOSRA Website

As with any other local neighbourhood, the policies and actions which affect the character and future of Lower Sunbury are generally framed and implemented by a combination of local and national government, along with the vested interests and market forces which operate within those frameworks. Lower Sunbury is by no means unique in being under threat from a creaking infrastructure brought about by rapid urban development, the growth of traffic, and other pressures affecting the quality of life and the character of the area.

Working with the local authorities, we see it as the responsibility of residents’ and amenity groups such as LOSRA to address the underlying issues which fundamentally affect their members’ lives, as well as the minutiae of everyday life with which such groups are often concerned.

Please sign up to receive our regular e-bulletins by subscribing via the facility at the top left hand of this page. It goes without saying that, without your continued support we would cease to function so we urge you to join, or renew your membership now Subscriptions (£5 per household) for 2018 are now payable.

Offering the best food, music and dancing, the Sunbury Skiff & Punting Club is holding its Christmas Party at the Hazelwood Centre, Hazelwood Drive, from 7.30pm – midnight on Saturday, 9th December.

To avoid disappointment, early booking is recommended.

For poster click here

The final Music Night of the year at Sunbury Cricket Club is on Friday 8th December when the Club aims to have another party night of rhythm & blues and rock ‘n’ roll when the Club welcomes for the first time guitarist and singer JOE JAMMER with his Chicago Rhythm & Blues Revue.

 Chicago-born Joe ran blues sessions at Buddy Guy’s Checkerboard Lounge in Chicago before becoming roadie and guitar technician for Led Zeppelin, and he first came to London in 1970 at the invitation of Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page when he made an album for EMI soon afterwards, and then joined Paladin, followed by Maggie Bell’s Band before becoming a founder member of funk band Olympic Runners with Pete Wingfield and George Chandler - he is one of the most sampled guitarists of all time based on his work with the band. He played on albums for Ringo Starr, Joe Cocker, Mick Jagger, Supertramp and others as well as touring with some of the top names in blues, including playing with Buddy Guy and Junior Wells at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

 After returning to the USA and Canada for 20 years or so, he settled back in the UK several years ago, becoming something of a rock and blues troubadour over recent years, gigging regularly with his rock ‘n’ roll band as well as doing shows at venues like the Eel Pie Club and Half Moon Putney with his All-Star Chicago Rhythm & Blues Revue, re-creating the music and atmosphere of the sessions that he used to run at the Checkerboard Lounge. Joe is a great showman and it will be a rollicking evening of blues, R&B and rock ‘n’ roll for the final Music Night before Christmas, so come along and help the Club round off the year in style. There’s a wealth of info about Joe’s colourful career at www.joejammer.com.

Starts: 8.30pm – Tickets on the door £7.50

If you are looking for a place to park over the festive period, please be aware that normal parking arrangements/restrictions apply on all dates except 25, 26 December and 1 January.

The changes that apply to these dates are as below.


Parking restrictions

On street paid for parking bays

All council operated car parks

Christmas Day
Sunday 25 December

Please park considerately



Boxing Day
Tuesday 26 December

Normal restrictions apply


 Charges apply

New Year's Day
Monday 1 January

Normal restrictions apply


 Charges apply

Council-operated car parks will be open throughout Christmas and the New Year as normal. Parking will be free in all Council operated car parks on Christmas Day.

Please remember: Even on bank or public holidays, permit bays are designated only for the use of permit holders or visitors' voucher holders.

The next PPG Open Meeting will be held at Sunbury Health Centre at 6.30pm on Monday 4th December. All patients welcome.

One of the doctors and other Practice staff will give an overview of the many positive developments taking place as well as highlighting the challenges faced by the Practice in our ever expanding community.

There will also be an opportunity for general comments, suggestions and questions from patients. Please note that this is NOT an opportunity to discuss individual cases or issues, these should be passed to the Practice in the normal way.

Get into the festive spirit with a free glass of mulled wine and a mince pie when you come to the Riverside Arts Centre, Thames Street, on Sunday, 10th December to be entertained by sound of Blue Note.

Featuring top jazz musicians for which the RAC has rightfully earned a reputation over the last couple of years. Sunday’s Christmas Special will included: Jac Jones – saxophone; Paul Jordanous – trumpet; Terrence Collie – piano; Dave Jones – bass; Matt Skeaping – drums.

Doors: 7.30pm

Entrance £13 on the door or £10 via website: moodindigoevents.co.uk

Monday, 20 November 2017 12:04

Good and Bad News for Green Street

Thanks to all those who submitted objections to the proposed development at 126 Green Street (see article of 16/10/17). The concerns of residents have resulted in the application being refused and are reflected in the grounds for the planning officer’s refusal:

“The proposed development by virtue of its design, siting and scale on this prominent corner location, would represent an overdevelopment of the site with a lack of car parking, amenity space and cramped layout. It would be positioned forward of the prevailing building line of adjacent sites and would appear visually obtrusive and out of keeping with the locality. It would not make a positive contribution to the street scene of Manor Lane and Green Street and would not preserve the setting of the neighbouring listed building at no. 124 Green Street, to the detriment of the character of the area. The development will therefore be contrary to Policies EN1 and EN5 of the Core Strategy and Policies DPD 2009 and the Supplementary Planning Document on the Design of Residential Extensions and New Residential Development”

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of the re-development scheme proposed for Inglewood Hall which has just been approved (see article of 23/10/17).

Local residents will doubtless be dismayed by this decision, not least because the County Highways Authority did not support their concerns regarding the lack of parking spaces as specified by planning law.

Whilst too late for this application, the Association has nevertheless submitted a number of questions for written reply at the next Joint Area Committee (SCC & Spelthorne) on 6th December.

To see LOSRA’s submission, click here

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